A UK 2:1 degree, or international equivalent, in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering.
Other closely related backgrounds may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Entry to this programme is competitive. A typical offer will normally require a UK first class honours degree or equivalent.
For 2020 entry we accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified*:
IELTS: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
TOEFL-iBT (including Special Home Edition): total 92 (at least 20 in each module). We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
PTE Academic: total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)
Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components
We also accept a degree that has been taught and assessed in English from a university on our list of approved universities in non-majority English speaking countries.
If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country, then your degree must be no more than three and a half years old at the beginning of your programme of study.
*(Revised 21 February 2020 to remove PTE Academic from 2021 entry requirements. Revised 21 April 2020 to include TOEFL-iBT Special Home Edition in 2020 and 2021 entry requirements.)
Your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the programme you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Academic or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.
Power Engineering is one of the most in-demand professions in the UK and worldwide. Graduates from our MSc programmes go on to a wide range of activities. Some return to jobs and academia in their own countries; some take up employment with well-known companies in Scotland, the UK and elsewhere in the world, e.g. with governments, energy consultancies, energy utilities, engineering or construction companies and renewable energy developers. This programme is specifically designed for students who are interested in pursuing a PhD or taking up professional posts with demanding research and development duties.
The programme runs in a close association with other activities within the broader Electrical Engineering programme within the School, including networking events, industrial presentations and seminars. It benefits from the current strong connections with industry (coordinated by the Student Industry Liaison Manager, and existing research associations and consortia (such as the EPSRC Centre for Energy Systems Integration).